February2015

Paragliding pair jumpstart stunt from balloon

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 25, 2015

A couple of paragliding enthusiasts have launched themselves from a hot air balloon at 14,700 feet.

Horacio Llorens, from Spain, and Argentinian HernĂ¡n Pitocco performed the stunt, and for (more…)

The wonders of Wiltshire from above

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on February 23, 2015

The county of Wiltshire sits in the southwest of England and has a lot to offer those who take up a hot air balloon ride in the region.

It boasts glorious countryside and famous architecture, which gives the (more…)

Setting your sights on South Somerset’s skies

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Susan on February 21, 2015

A lot of people enjoy the relaxing nature of a hot air balloon ride, as the feeling of gliding through the sky at a leisurely pace with nothing but picturesque views below them is a very appealing prospect.

As such, people often set their sights on Somerset as a potential location for (more…)

What can you see when flying over Buckinghamshire?

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 19, 2015

Taking a hot air balloon ride in Buckinghamshire will allow you to understand why this area has a lot to offer visitors and residents.

The southern county is one of the most perfect locations to contrast (more…)

Newbury to get its own balloon festival

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Susan on February 18, 2015

This July, the sky over the Thames Valley will be filled with hot air balloons.

This is due to a new ballooning event, which will be held at the Newbury Showground near Hermitage, Thatcham, between (more…)

What historical landmarks can be seen from the skies of Dorset?

Filed under: Features — Posted by: Barry on February 17, 2015

Dorset is a county located in the southwest of the United Kingdom and is home to towns such as Bournemouth, Dorchester and Poole. As well as these populous communities, the area boasts stunning scenery with spectacular countryside views, including an 80-mile long coastline that has earned World Heritage Coast status. The county is steeped in history and has an array of ancient landmarks that attract people to the area.

Hot air balloon rides have become very popular in Dorset, as people flock to (more…)

Nineteenth Filipino international balloon festival to be held

Filed under: Fairs and Events — Posted by: Mark Smith on February 11, 2015

This weekend, hot air balloons from across the world will gather at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, in the Philippines.

The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF) will be returning for (more…)

Record-breaking balloon journey ends in success

Filed under: Hot Air Balloon Pilots — Posted by: Barry on February 5, 2015

Early morning on Sunday 25th January, an experienced ballooning team took off from Saga, Japan, in an attempt to break two world records.

Leonid Tiukhtyaev and Troy Bradley were attempting to (more…)